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The Indian government Wednesday withdrew its Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 from the lower house of Parliament in a move that further delays the implementation of a comprehensive data protection regime in the country. A document obtained by Medianama noted that the government was withdrawing the bill in light of the numerous amendments and recommendations [...]

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Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission Wednesday fined a group of pay TV service providers 5 million naira each over a BBC report that it said “glorified the activities of bandits and undermines national security in Nigeria.” The National Broadcasting Commission fined the service providers over their carriage of the BBC documentary “Bandits Warlords of Zamfara,” which [...]

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The United Kingdom Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that diplomats who force staff to work in conditions of modern slavery cannot invoke diplomatic immunity to fend off compensatory claims. The suit was brought by Josephine Wong, a Philippines national, against Saudi diplomat Khalid Basfar for forcing her to work for him and his family in abusive [...]

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Tuesday said that he had launched an investigation into whether Walmart improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances and whether it failed to report suspicious orders, as required under the law. Paxton said he had issued a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to Walmart for its potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade [...]

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Friday stated that he had sought authorization from the ICC to resume investigating the Philippine government’s “war on drugs” as quickly as possible. In September last year, the ICC authorized the prosecutor’s office to investigate the Philippines’ alleged crimes against humanity committed between November 2011 and March 2019. The [...]

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The United Nations Thursday reported that a “vanishingly small” portion of Covid-19 donor funding was used to address surging violence against women and girls during the pandemic. Drawing from a unique global dataset of roughly 5000 measures adopted by 226 countries and territories in response to the Covid pandemic, the report from UN Women and [...]

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The European Union’s top court Thursday ruled that the consumer protection association may bring representative action against Big Tech over infringements of laws protecting personal data. The ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) allows the German Federal Union of Consumer Organisations and Associations to seek an injunction against Meta Platforms [...]

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The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) announced their intention Thursday to take the “government of Canada to court” and challenge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act (“the Act”). Invoking a national emergency provides the federal government with sweeping powers to, among other provisions, tackle the ongoing [...]

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The European Commission Tuesday presented the European Chips Act–a multi-billion dollar initiative aimed at developing a thriving semiconductor ecosystem and enhancing supply chain resilience–in an effort to emerge as a global leader in the semiconductor industry. The proposal by the Commission comes against the backdrop of huge semiconductor supply chain shortages and extreme global dependence [...]

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In a major setback for EU antitrust regulators, the General Court of EU Wednesday overturned the €1.06 billion ($1.2 billion) fine imposed on Intel almost 13 years ago for abuse of market dominance and stifling competition. In 2009, the European Commission found that the US chip-maker had abused its position in the market for x86 [...]

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